What is court?

  • (noun): The residence of a sovereign or nobleman.
    Example: "The king will visit the duke's court"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Court

A court is a tribunal, often a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court.

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Iona Nikitchenko
... – April 22, 1967, Moscow, Russian SFSR) was a judge of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union ... His court experience started in May 1920 when he was appointed as the chairman-deputy of the Military Court of Semirechye Army Group during the Civil War ... appointed as the member of the Military Court Collegiate of the Moscow Military District ...
Daniel Webster - Constitutional Lawyer
... of his generation and probably had more influence on the powerful Marshall Court than any other advocate had ... Of the 223 cases he argued before the Supreme Court, he won about half of them ... eight of the most celebrated constitutional cases decided by the Court between 1801 and 1824 ...
Emperor Go-Kameyama - Eras of Go-Kameyama's Reign
... Nanboku-chō southern court Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court (as determined by Meiji rescript) Kōwa (1381–1384) Genchū (1384–1393) Nanboku-chō northern court Eras as ...
Wyoming - State Law and Government - Judicial System
... Wyoming's highest court is the Supreme Court of Wyoming, with five justices presiding over appeals from the state's lower courts ... it does not have an intermediate appellate court, like most states ... Appeals from the state district courts go directly to the Wyoming Supreme Court ...
Dunstan - Early Life (909–43) - School To The King's Court
... He was later appointed to the court of King Athelstan ... soon became a favourite of the king and was the envy of other members of the court ... The king ordered him to leave the court and as Dunstan was leaving the palace his enemies physically attacked him, beat him severely, bound him, and threw him into a ...

More definitions of "court":

  • (noun): The family and retinue of a sovereign or prince.
    Synonyms: royal court
  • (verb): Engage in social activities leading to marriage.
    Example: "We were courting for over ten years"
  • (noun): Respectful deference.
    Example: "Pay court to the emperor"
    Synonyms: homage
  • (noun): A room in which a law court sits.
    Synonyms: courtroom
  • (noun): A specially marked area within which a game is played.
    Example: "Players had to reserve a court in advance"
  • (noun): Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947).
    Synonyms: Margaret Court
  • (noun): An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business.
    Synonyms: tribunal, judicature
  • (verb): Seek someone's favor.
    Synonyms: woo
  • (noun): The sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state.
    Synonyms: royal court
  • (noun): A yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings.
    Example: "The house was built around an inner court"
    Synonyms: courtyard

Famous quotes containing the word court:

    Of all things in life, Mrs. Lee held this kind of court-service in contempt, for she was something more than republican—a little communistic at heart, and her only serious complaint of the President and his wife was that they undertook to have a court and to ape monarchy. She had no notion of admitting social superiority in any one, President or Prince, and to be suddenly converted into a lady-in-waiting to a small German Grand-Duchess, was a terrible blow.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    “But such as you and I do not seem old
    Like men who live by habit. Every day
    I ride with falcon to the river’s edge
    Or carry the ringed mail upon my back,
    Or court a woman; neither enemy,
    Game-bird, nor woman does the same thing twice....”
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience, he can assign them their duty. The Republic of Letters is more ancient than monarchy, and of far higher character in the world than the vassal court of Britain.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)